Jenson Button, McLaren, Sepang International Circuit, 2014

McLaren should be stronger in Bahrain – Button

2014 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Sepang International Circuit, 2014Jenson Button expects McLaren to be more competitive in this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

The team finished in the bottom half of the points in Malaysia after scoring a double top three in Australia. Button believes the nature of the Sepang circuit exposed the weaknesses of the MP4-29 and Bahrain should suit them better.

“We have a good engine which helps us here,” said Button in today’s press conference.

“There isn’t as much high-speed as Malaysia. Malaysia was also hot, so hot and high speed corners is very tricky for us. It’s an area we know we’ve got to work on, high-speed downforce. So here should be quite a bit better.”

Button added the 100kg fuel limit will have a greater effect on this race.

“Fuel consumption is pretty tricky here though, I think for everyone, some more than others for some reason,” he said. “So there’s a lot of work needed before the race to get the right balance.”

“And for a night race – our first night race here which should be pretty interesting.”

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